The first step of the grievance procedure will be initiated upon the grievant’s submission of a written request for a first step grievance meeting to the employee’s immediate supervisor.The grievance shall be discussed at a meeting with the grievant and the employee’s immediate supervisor within fifteen (15) County business days from the date of the action or occurrence giving rise to the grievance as provided above. The immediate supervisor shall respond in writing within six (6) County business days. The first step response shall indicate the supervisor, manager, or designee to whom a second step grievance must be submitted. Every effort shall be made by the parties to resolve the grievance at this level and may include conferences among supervisory or administrative personnel. Such discussions will be held whenever possible, during the grievant’s work hours.
In the case where the grievance is filed by a group of employees, or by the Union on behalf of a group of employees, or by the Union without naming an individual employee, the first step of the grievance procedure will be initiated upon delivery of written notice of the grievance to the Administrative Services Officer(s) for Human Resources at the department(s) where the action or occurrence giving rise to the grievance took place. The parties will meet within seven (7) County business days, in person or telephone, to discuss the grievance. The County shall respond in writing no later than six (6) County business days after the discussion.
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